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November 14, 2018
Findings are mixed from Tennessee’s first-ever security review of all public schools
A new report summarizes months of scrutiny of more than 1,800 school campuses statewide.
cause and effect
November 6, 2018
Why did suspensions go up in New York City last year? Carranza draws a link to fatal school stabbing
"Part of it is that people are actually now reporting everything, which I think is a good thing," Carranza said.
Risk and Reward
October 27, 2018
What Proposition 112 — the controversial bid to rein in Colorado oil and gas drilling — would mean for schools
Therese Gilbert wears an Amendment 73 button to show support for more school funding, but she’s knocking on doors seeking votes for Proposition…
October 11, 2018
Three big differences on Tennessee education between Dean and Lee
While the first two debates have been polite and cordial, sharp differences are emerging on hot-button education issues in the race to be governor.
October 3, 2018
How Tennessee’s largest district plans to spend new money on school safety
The addition of state and local funds amount to a massive infusion of resources into a position district officials say has been essential for improving safety.
change of heart
September 25, 2018
Chicago school board backs down on ID policy but clings to limits on speakers
Public visitors to the monthly Chicago Board of Education meetings will not be required to show ID to enter the meetings, despite…
Updated September 17, 2018
How Chicago schools’ fingerprinting requirements are scaring away undocumented parents
After sex-abuse revelations, Chicago schools are fingerprinting more volunteers. But that's scaring away undocumented parents from campuses, critics say.
August 23, 2018
A Colorado advocate for arming teachers thinks a new federal proposal is misplaced
Should the federal government make money available for schools to arm teachers, it would be up to each district in Colorado to decide whether to take advantage.
August 2, 2018
New York City just released survey results for every school. See how yours stacks up.
More than 1 million people completed the 2018 survey — the third year in a row the city notched a seven-figure response.
July 20, 2018
Officials promised to update a Giuliani-era agreement between the NYPD and city schools almost a year ago. So where is it?
"They basically eliminated all of the major changes that we made — and that was the last we heard of it."
May 25, 2018
Hiring more security officers in Memphis after school shootings could have unintended consequences
A new state law that bans local governments from refusing to cooperate with federal immigration officials could put school resource officers in an awkward position.
April 24, 2018
Memphis students present demands on school safety in wake of Parkland shooting
The list includes hiring more school counselors, offering conflict resolution classes and help in advocating against giving guns to teachers.
April 10, 2018
A proposed budget for Memphis schools comes out this week. Here’s what we know so far.
The budget so far doesn’t include any major new initiatives as the district circles its wagons to strengthen strategies already in place.
April 4, 2018
School security measure passes the Colorado Senate in late night reversal
This proposal divided Democrats, some of whom worry about increasing police presence in schools.
April 3, 2018
Bill to arm some Tennessee teachers with handguns killed in House committee
The vote ends the march of a bill that easily had cleared two legislative hurdles and was expected to reach the House floor.
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